DOOMDOOMA, Sept 29 - The verdict of the division bench of Gauhati High Court, comprising Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice Paran Kumar Phukan on September 23 declaring that the Assam Venture Educational Institutions (Provincialisation of Services) Act, 2011, is constitutionally invalid as the Act has many legal failings, has darkened the future of around one lakh teachers of various venture educational institutions of the State.
Talking to this correspondent, Tinsukia district committee president of the All Assam Recognized ME Teachers� Association, Pradip Kumar Moran, termed the verdict as unfortunate and inhuman. He urged all the intellectuals, leaders, media and organisations to create strong public opinion on this issue for the survival of these public sector educational institutions.
It can be mentioned here that as per this Act, 57,000 posts of teachers of 8,832 educational institutions have already been provincialised. As nothing has been clearly mentioned about these posts in the HC verdict, the fate of these teachers is also hanging in balance.
A teacher whose post was provincialised as per this Act on condition of anonymity said, �The HC verdict has made our future uncertain. The government should immediately clarify its status on this issue. We cannot concentrate ourselves in the classrooms if our future is hanged in uncertainty.�